Example Lindsey Buckingham style
[Bar 1] We’re going to use a banjo inspired ‘p i m’ fingerpicking pattern here, so the thumb will pluck the sixth string, the first finger the fifth string, while the second finger takes care of the fourth. [Bar 9] We’re still using the same ‘p i m’ picking hand pattern here, but everything has shifted down a string. Hopefully, your thumb isn’t getting tired by this point, though! [Bar 12] Hammering- on within these uptempo picking patterns is a very common feature of Lindsey’s style – just make sure you get an even balance of volume between the plucked and hammered notes. [Bar 13] It can be easy to forget about playing dynamics when performing uptempo parts like these, so a few places like this are a great opportunity to lessen the attack and take the volume down temporarily.